Shirin Ebadi


SHIRIN EBADISHIRIN EBADI

Citizenship/Residence Iraq

2003 Nobel Peace Prize winner Shirin Ebadi, was the first female judge in Iran. She is the fi rst Iranian and fi rst Muslim woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize award for her for her signifi cant and pioneering eff orts human rights advocacy, in particular for the rights of Iranian women, children and political prisoners. But she has lived in exile since 2009.

During the time that Shirin Ebadi was waiting for her attorney’s license to be approved, she taught human rights training courses at Tehran University with a particular focus on women and children.

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